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Spinal Abscess and Infectious Complications

 

A spinal cord abscess can cause permanent damage to your spinal cord. It requires timely diagnosis and intervention. Other infectious complications, including sepsis or septic shock, can also be serious and can cause permanent injuries including paralysis or amputation.

If you suffered a spinal abscess, or any other infectious complication, after reporting symptoms to a healthcare practitioner, your case should be reviewed carefully by an experiencing medical malpractice lawyer.

 

 

Medical Malpractice Causing Spinal Abscess or Infectious Complications

 

Preventing permanent injury as a result of a spinal abscess, or any other infectious complication, is often about timely recognition and diagnosis. Our job is to consider whether a permanent injury was avoidable and caused by negligence.

When Neinstein is contacted about a spinal injury, each case is reviewed by an experienced lawyer who understands the law, the medicine, and the need for the right expert.

 

 

More Information About Spinal Abscess and Infectious Complications

 

Spinal abscess refers to a swollen area of the spinal cord, which is usually caused by infection. If the abscess is not recognized and treated urgently, this can cause the spinal cord to become compressed and severe paralysis can occur. A qualified medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand if your condition was appropriately managed.

Anyone can become ill due to infection. Timely recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can be important to prevent an infection from progressing. One of the most serious infectious complications is the development of sepsis: Your body's extreme response to an infection.

Sepsis occurs when your body is trying to fight infection by releasing certain chemicals into the bloodstream, however your immune system's response to those chemicals is out of balance. This can result in a harmful chain reaction, including multiple organ damage and other complications. Sepsis can progress to severe sepsis and septic shock. Generally speaking, sepsis is a medical emergency.

 

We Choose the Right Experts

Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complex. This is why we have a dedicated team of lawyers who are focused exclusively on advocating on behalf of victims of medical negligence. We aim to help you understand and navigate the medical and legal realities of spinal cord injuries.

 

Neinstein is The Right Choice

At Neinstein, our team is connected by our enduring commitment to our clients and their families. Through our specific experience, we understand the challenges you may face and offer our steadfast support. We encourage our clients to call us with any questions and concerns they may have, and we provide access to crucial healthcare as well as resources to protect dependent family.

A case is as unique as the individual, and we recognize that the legal process can at times be a long and difficult emotional journey. We are here to help you on the road ahead.

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At Neinstein, our award-winning team of medical malpractice lawyers are trained to practice cases like yours which make them a powerful ally.

 

Neinstein Can Help

At Neinstein, our team is connected by our enduring commitment to our clients and their families. Through our specific experience, we understand the challenges you may face and offer our steadfast support. We encourage our clients to call us with any questions and concerns they may have, and we provide access to crucial healthcare as well as resources to protect dependent family.

A case is as unique as the individual, and we recognize that the legal process can at times be a long and difficult emotional journey. We are here to help you on the road ahead.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

It can be difficult to determine whether or not medical negligence has occurred in any given situation. Often, the patient or their family only know that an unexpected outcome has occurred, but they may not know how or why it happened. We can help. We understand the medicine and we know the law. We can review the situation in detail with you and provide you with the guidance necessary to figure out whether there is a basis for a claim in medical negligence.

If you or a loved one has experienced an adverse outcome following medical treatment, contact us at 1.866.212.8068 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

We understand that people who are dealing with a serious injury or adverse outcome can be under a great deal of financial pressure, especially if their condition is affecting their ability to work or requires significant care costs. We are willing to act for seriously injured persons or their families on a contingency basis, which means we will be paid on a percentage of recovery basis when your case is settled or once a verdict is obtained at trial. The percentage rate will vary based on the situation, but you will not pay our legal fees during the litigation. We are only paid if we are successful. We will go through all of this information with you in detail before we start working on your case.

 

There is no set timeframe and complex cases can take years to properly prepare for trial. We believe that an early and thorough investigation of all potential claims is the best way of ensuring that your case can be pursued as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will always do our best to move your case forward as quickly as possible.

 

Neinstein has over 50 years of experience in personal injury law. Due to the complicated nature of medical malpractice, we believe that it is important that you retain a lawyer who has the necessary medical and legal knowledge in this complex area and has significant experience with difficult cases.

The firm was started by Gary Neinstein and since then, its excellence has been continued by sons Jeff and Greg Neinstein. The head of the Medical Malpractice Group, Duncan Embury has more than 25 years of experience specializing in medical negligence, and has won numerous trials and appeals for his injured clients. Duncan Embury, and the rest of the medical malpractice team, is known for applying their in-depth knowledge of medicine and the law to help their clients achieve the best possible results.

We would be pleased to discuss your potential case and all of your concerns and questions during a free, no-obligation consultation.